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Point-of-care tests for infectious diseases: barriers to implementation across three London teaching hospitals.

Bustinduy, AL; Jeyaratnam, D; Douthwaite, S; Tonkin-Crine, S; Shaw, R; Hyrapetian, L; Sevdalis, N; Goldenberg, S; Adams, E; Sharland, M; et al. Bustinduy, AL; Jeyaratnam, D; Douthwaite, S; Tonkin-Crine, S; Shaw, R; Hyrapetian, L; Sevdalis, N; Goldenberg, S; Adams, E; Sharland, M; CLAHRC South London Paediatric Infection Network, (2017) Point-of-care tests for infectious diseases: barriers to implementation across three London teaching hospitals. Acta Paediatr, 106 (7). pp. 1192-1195. ISSN 1651-2227 https://doi.org/10.1111/apa.13867
SGUL Authors: Sharland, Michael Roy

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Abstract

Existing Point-of-care tests (POCT) to help identify infection-related causes of illness can complement diagnostic and disposition decisions in children attending emergency departments.(1) Evidence-based clinical algorithms can integrate such POCT to aid in the admission and discharge decision process. Paediatric studies validating these tools are scarce, with very few studies conducted in UK centres.(2-5) POCT can be based on host infection markers (e.g. finger prick tests for C-reactive protein (CRP) to help decide if the patient has a bacterial or viral infection) or pathogen detection tests (e.g. throat/nose swabs to rapidly diagnose viral infections such as RSV or influenza). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Bustinduy, A. L., Jeyaratnam, D., Douthwaite, S., Tonkin-Crine, S., Shaw, R., Hyrapetian, L., Sevdalis, N., Goldenberg, S., Adams, E. J., Sharland, M. and CLAHRC South London; Paediatric Infection Network (2017), Point-of-care tests for infectious diseases: barriers to implementation across three London teaching hospitals. Acta Paediatr, 106: 1192–1195, which has been published in final form at http://doi.org/10.1111/apa.13867. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Keywords: Pediatrics, 1114 Paediatrics And Reproductive Medicine
SGUL Research Institute / Research Centre: Academic Structure > Infection and Immunity Research Institute (INII)
Journal or Publication Title: Acta Paediatr
ISSN: 1651-2227
Language: eng
Dates:
DateEvent
30 March 2017Accepted
4 April 2017Published Online
13 June 2017Published
Publisher License: Publisher's own licence
PubMed ID: 28374509
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URI: http://openaccess.sgul.ac.uk/id/eprint/108771
Publisher's version: https://doi.org/10.1111/apa.13867

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